Resort Report

  • Views, views, views March 2, 2012 The Venetian holds court over the eastern end of Grace Bay. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures I was touring the TCI’s newest condominium resort, The Venetian on Grace Bay. We were standing on the crescent-shaped screened balcony that fronts each suite, taking in the glorious scenes of ivory sand, turquoise sea and ... Read more about this post
  • Waving a Blue Flag March 2, 2012 TCI’s “Beautiful by Nature” beaches are now certified. By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund (www.TCReef.org) Everyone who spends any time in the Turks & Caicos, and especially on Grace Bay, knows that these islands have some of the best beaches in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean. And that’s not just local bragging. Grace Bay ... Read more about this post
  • The People Who Discovered Columbus Version 2.0 March 2, 2012 By Dr. Peter T. Sinelli and Dr. William Keegan “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein In our last contribution to Times of the Islands, we described the “conventional wisdom” concerning the colonization of the Caribbean Islands—namely, that the Island Arawaks efficiently island-hopped their ... Read more about this post
  • Men in the Ground March 2, 2012 Christmas hog potato and Devil’s potato vines dress up the bush. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist I drew trees like every other six-year-old drew trees—green lollipops on straight brown sticks dotted quite regularly with disproportionately large, bright red flowers or fruit or something. Who knows what they were—probably apples, but now as an ... Read more about this post
  • The Rest of the Story March 2, 2012 Documenting civilian Loyalists’ influence on Caicos Islands history. By Dr. Charlene Kozy The influx of Loyalists to the Bahamas shaped the political and cultural behavior not only of the Bahamas but of Turks & Caicos Islands. Why did they come, who were they, and what contributions did they make? In a previous article (Fall 2010 Times of the ... Read more about this post
  • A Voyage into Reading March 2, 2012 Hands Across the Sea spreads its blessing to Turks & Caicos. Courtesy Hands Across the Sea For sailors Tom “T.L.” Linskey and his wife Harriet, Caribbean cruising at its best is half challenge, half discovery. The challenges involve everything from ocean sailing from New England to the Caribbean and the often boisterous conditions between the islands, to ... Read more about this post
  • Service and Value Breed Success March 2, 2012 “The Best Little Car Rental Agency” in Grace Bay just got a whole lot bigger. By Kathy Borsuk Since opening in 2005, Grace Bay Car Rentals and Sales has operated from a tiny office in Grace Bay Plaza, with their fleet of rental and for-sale cars packed into the gravelly lot at its side. In February 2012, ... Read more about this post
  • Ancient Discoveries in the Caicos Caves March 2, 2012 Sometimes it takes a new pair of eyes . . . nearly 100 years later! By Mark Parrish, BSc Ocean Sciences I have been exploring caves and sinkholes in the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 15 years. It was not something I was particularly interested in before moving to these islands, but I’ve always had a ... Read more about this post
  • Seek-and-Go-Hide? January 14, 2012 TCI has a variety of choices for homeowners seeking seclusion. By Sara J. Kaufman The Turks & Caicos Islands today are a well known Caribbean vacation destination noted for glorious beaches, a peaceful atmosphere and friendly people. Providenciales — the most developed island with a profusion of upmarket resorts and condominiums, gourmet restaurants and an array of ... Read more about this post
  • The Hills are Alive January 14, 2012 Scaling TCI’s summits. Story & Photos By B. Naqqi Manco “Because it is there” is allegedly the reason British mountaineer George Mallory provided for climbing to Mt. Everest’s summit. Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzig Norgay were the first to accomplish this feat, noshing on Kendal Mint Cake while enjoying the view from the peak. Some mountaineers attempt ... Read more about this post
  • Dreams of Pine Cones Aplenty January 14, 2012 National tree produces bumper crop of seeds. By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager There was a buzzing of emails back and forth between Caicos Pine Recovery Project partners in October as Nursery Caretaker Junel “Flash” Blaise and I cleaned and counted seeds from this year’s pine cone collections. The number of seeds was unexpectedly ... Read more about this post
  • Using Memories to Make History January 14, 2012 TCI takes part in the Commonwealth Jubilee Time Capsule. By Kathy Borsuk If you ask someone to name important events during a particular time frame, not only might they note national milestones (constitution signed, airport opened, hurricane hit), but also events crucial to their community (church broke ground, local roads paved) and, most importantly, to their family ... Read more about this post
  • Twenty Years of Achievement January 14, 2012 This timeline highlights the TCI National Museum’s accomplishments. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum Let’s take a look at what the Museum’s Finders, Binders, and Minders have been up to for the last 20 years and what they have accomplished. Here is a sampling of a few of their more noteworthy achievements. 1980–1989 Molasses ... Read more about this post
  • How Clean Thou Art January 14, 2012 If cleanliness is next to godliness, then fish must be downright saintly. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos and Captions By Barbara Shively Doesn’t living 24/7 in the ocean keep fish clean, you ask? Not exactly. While they don’t need to hit the showers like we do after two sets of tennis, they still need to have their ... Read more about this post
  • Neptune’s Reign January 14, 2012 Las Brisas Restaurant & Bar and Neptune Villas hold court over lovely Chalk Sound. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Dominique Rolle Chalk Sound is one of God’s most beautiful creations. The water in this shallow inland sea always seems to beam with a heavenly glow, in a blue that can only be described as otherworldly. ... Read more about this post

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Dominique Rolle (www.cayahicomedia.com) made a special trip to the Caicos pineyards under the guidance of B Naqqi Manco to photograph this thriving "parent tree" that is the hope of reforesting the area.

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